In a survey, American smartphone users say they’re more satisfied with 4 Android smarthphones than the iPhone 5, although Apple still leads as a brand.
Various Motorola devices will get Jelly Bean updates in the first quarter of 2013. A list on the software upgrade page of Motorola mentions the names and regions which will receive the updates soon.
We talked about the Jelly Bean soak test for AT&T’s Motorola Atrix HD a few weeks back. It looks like the beta test went smoothly, as AT&T has announced on its website that the Android 4.1 software upgrade for the phone is now ready to be served for all.
If you got some cash to spare for the Motorola Atrix HD Developer Edition, otherwise known as the Atrix HD variant that comes with an unlockable bootloader, you can now head to Moto’s website to pre-order the phone. The tinkerer-friendly phone will cost $459.99 with no contract, and will be shipped out on December 16.
As you slowly recover from your Thanksgiving slumber and prepare to leave behind those roasted turkey memories of yesterweek, it’s time to get back into the Android spirit and check out the many Cyber Monday deals out there that are worth spending your holiday money on.
Motorola is planning to start a soak test for the Atrix HD, one that may bring Jelly Bean early to a select few. The soak test reportedly will be pushed out in the coming days.
Much has been said about Motorola’s insistence on locking down its phones. While it was only recently that Moto began providing an official way to unlock the bootloader on some phone models, one member of XDA-Developers has concocted a special formula that allows Moto owners to gain root access without unlocking the phone’s bootloader.
When the Motorola Atrix HD launched in July, many Android users were disappointed to learn that the device came with a locked bootloader. If you previously considered the Atrix HD but didn’t like that it was locked down, you may be interested in the newly announced Atrix HD Developer Edition.
You can always count on the industrious and superbly skilled community of independent Android devs to do what carriers and manufacturers are unable to, and now a bunch of new Motorola phones have made the first step towards entering the magic world of frequent custom ROMs, kernels and firmware updates.
The Atrix HD, the best Moto smartphone on AT&T, has been heavily discounted by Amazon Wireless, being now offered for the symbolical price of a penny. The 4.5-incher might not be as snappy and good-looking as the Razr HD, but it’s still a very cool high-end(ish) handheld released just a couple of months ago.